Nigeria: Guinness Nigeria commissions new production line
Guinness Nigeria Plc has commissioned a new £2.0 mln production line at its plant in Ogba, Lagos, the Leadership News reported on November 28.
The new line, which is designed for the production of spirit drinks, is expected to produce about 600,000 EUs of the companys iconic spirits brands including Orijin Bitters per year.
The Cube 2 product line was commissioned by the President, Diageo Africa, John OKeeffe accompanied by the British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ben Llewellyn-Jones.
The managing director of Guinness Nigeria, Baker Magunda said the company is determined to ensure that it meets the demands of its esteemed and loyal consumers who have believed in the iconic brands from the company for over seven decades.
What we have today is a reflection of our ambition to grow our investments and the focus on optimizing our capital expenditure. This investment forms a key part of our supply strategy for meeting the increasing demands for brands in our portfolio and particularly our spirit drinks to satisfy our customers, Magunda said.
Speaking on Guinness determination to support the efforts of governments across Africa to grow their economies through effective backward integration, president, Diageo Africa, John OKeeffe said the company is determined to support these initiatives with the right investments.
This project is part of the Mainstream Spirit Capacity expansion programme with a cost of £2.0m to install an additional cube packaging line at our Ogba brewery for the packaging of Orijin Bitters in the sizes and formats desired by consumers. The investment forms a key part of Guinness Nigeria Plcs supply strategy for meeting increased demand for our highly successful portfolio of mainstream spirits, OKeeffe said.
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